Makita Tools has released the new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Quick-Shift Mode 3-Speed Impact Driver, model XDT09M.
It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the company’s cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery.
“Makita has a legacy of innovation in cordless impact drivers, and the XDT09M sets new standards,” said Adam Livingston, Makita product manager, cordless tools. “The XDT09M has more torque and more speed than previous models, yet it has more features and the most compact size in the 18 volt category.”
Precision fastening applications often require the user to stop or slow down the impact driver just prior to driving the screw into place to ensure there is no damage to the fastener or work piece. Makita’s Quick-Shift Mode is an automatic electronic controller that downshifts and reduces rotation and impact speed prior to driving the screw into place. It is engineered to minimize screw thread stripping, screw breakage and damage to work.
Quick-Shift Mode can be engaged with a push of a button at the base of the handle. When the driving process begins, the impact driver starts driving at third speed (3,600 rpm). As the screw nears the fastened position, Quick-Shift Mode is automatically engaged and downshifts to second speed (2,100 rpm).
The Makita-built BL Brushless Motor delivers a full 1,550 in.-lbs. of max torque in the third speed setting. The three-speed power selection switch (0-1,100/0-2,100/0-3,600 rpm and 0-1,100/0-2,600/0-3,800 ipm) provides the user with precise fastening control for a range of applications.
The XDT09M weighs 3.3 lbs. with the 4.0Ah battery. With a length of 4-3/4″, it is 3/8″ more compact than the Makita XDT06. Other features include a three-stage battery power indicator and Makita’s Extreme Protection Technology (XPT), an interior seal inside the tool engineered for improved water and dust resistance for use in harsh jobsite conditions.
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